Dick DeBartolo, The Giz Wiz

Episode 1223 (2:06:28)

Dick DeBartolo

This week's gadget may be the last for Quirky, as they've filed for bankruptcy. Known as the crowdfunder for inventors, you could join for $10 and submit an idea. If Quirky liked it, they would get it made. So the gadget is the Quirky Pivot Power. It features six pivoting outlets to accommodate plugs and adapters of all shapes and sizes. It can bend to hug furniture so it's easy to place just about anywhere. Even the 4-foot extension cord has a flat, 45-degree plug so it doesn't hog outlet space. The bending outlets solve a big problem. You know the deal. You buy a power strip and find you can only use half the outlets because those big power adapter plugs end up covering 2 or 3 other outlets. Pivot Power is available in many colors too. Also there's a Junior 4-plug model.

Amazon: Quirky PPVPP-BK01 Pivot Power - Black

Here's the dark green model. It has the surge protection and on/off indicator light switch. It was $14.99 on 9/26/15 and it's Amazon Prime:

Quirky PPVP1-GR01 Christmas Pivot Power 6 Outlet Flexible Surge Protector Power Strip - Green